Film: Loveless

Film: Loveless

    Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev paints a bleak picture of modern Russia in this searing film of a toxic relationship between a couple on the verge of divorce. Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Aleksey Rosin) can hardly bear to be in the same room...
Film: Pop Aye

Film: Pop Aye

      The bond between a disillusioned architect and a majestic elephant is the focus of this appealing film by writer-director Kirsten Tan. “You’re just like me – old and fat and homeless,” Thana (Thaneth Warakulnukroh)) tells Popeye the elephant as...
Film: The Divine Order

Film: The Divine Order

    Swiss women had to wait until 1971 to be able to vote and 1985 to open a bank account in their own name. Married men were legally able to prevent a wife working outside their home or sign a contract for an apartment. It would seem that would be against...
Film: The Death of Stalin

Film: The Death of Stalin

  Black comedy couldn’t get much darker than in this film, which was banned in the Soviet Union. Directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, Veep, The Thick of It) it is loosely based on a French graphic novel by Fabian Nury and Thierry Robin about...
Powerful Doco: Human Flow

Powerful Doco: Human Flow

  Renowned Chinese activist director Ai Weiwei travelled the world to capture the vast scale of today’s never-ending flood of refugees in his powerful documentary, Human Flow. The film is a monumental project, with harrowing cinematography of refugees in 23...
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